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City Hall: Zielinski Ramps Up Mayoral Campaign
City Hall

Zielinski Ramps Up Mayoral Campaign

"I want to run against Barrett," alderman says, laying out issues he will use against mayor.

City Hall: Milwaukee Bans Conversion Therapy
City Hall

Milwaukee Bans Conversion Therapy

Controversial therapy tries to transform LGBT teens into heterosexuals.

Common Council Strengthens Lead Standards

Common Council Strengthens Lead Standards

But Health Department leaders contend it doesn't really change how they operate.

Murphy’s Law: How Milwaukee Handled “Flint” Crisis
Murphy’s Law

How Milwaukee Handled “Flint” Crisis

Were city officials asleep? Should they be doing more?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Donovan the Demolisher
Eyes on Milwaukee

Donovan the Demolisher

Ald. Bob Donovan claims he's pushing city to demolish dilapidated homes. True or false?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Donovan Lies About Streetcar Suit
Eyes on Milwaukee

Donovan Lies About Streetcar Suit

City loses challenge to state law making it pay for utilities, Donovan lies about impact.

Back in the News: 8 Problems With Privatizing Water Utilities
Back in the News

8 Problems With Privatizing Water Utilities

Media has now jumped on the issue, adding more info on why proposed bill is a mistake.

Plenty of Horne: Streets of Old Milwaukee Made New
Plenty of Horne

Streets of Old Milwaukee Made New

Public Museum has redone the 50-year-old exhibit, adding more sights and sounds and smells.

Plenty of Horne: Dahlberg Leaves City for Cincinnati Job
Plenty of Horne

Dahlberg Leaves City for Cincinnati Job

Did city's longtime building inspector lack the legal qualifications for the job here?

In Public: The City’s $30 Million Design Project
In Public

The City’s $30 Million Design Project

National competition for lakefront bridge could have huge impact, but city’s process raises questions.

Murphy’s Law: The Secret Tax Subsidy Society
Murphy’s Law

The Secret Tax Subsidy Society

Republicans and Democrats conspire to create stealth taxes to fund the NBA arena. Will they succeed?

Murphy’s Law: Should City/County Donate More to NBA Arena?
Murphy’s Law

Should City/County Donate More to NBA Arena?

Actually, local taxpayers will be donating $450 million. But the press won’t report the details.

In Public: Why the Swing Park Failed
In Public

Why the Swing Park Failed

It became a comedy of errors, but raises serious questions about the city’s strategy for “creative placemaking.”

Mayor Barrett released the following statement regarding today’s decision on voter ID
Press Release

Mayor Barrett released the following statement regarding today’s decision on voter ID

“Judge Adelman’s decision is good for democracy."

Fallen Iraq War Soldier Honored with Street Renaming
Press Release

Fallen Iraq War Soldier Honored with Street Renaming

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett are proud to announce the honorary renaming of a section of Richards Street after Army Specialist Michelle Witmer.

Mayor Barrett Launches New Citywide Sustainability Initiative
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Launches New Citywide Sustainability Initiative

Mayor Tom Barrett launched a new initiative, ReFresh Milwaukee, on Tuesday, July 16. ReFresh Milwaukee provides a vision for community sustainability over the next 10 years and seeks to make Milwaukee a center for sustainability innovation and thought leadership.

Murphy’s Law: Hines Would Reduce Fire & Police Commission Power
Murphy’s Law

Hines Would Reduce Fire & Police Commission Power

Council appears to back radical change, Barrett seems lukewarm.

Mayor Barrett to Host Tournavation Pitch for Bloomberg’s Mayors Challenge Tonight at City Hall
Press Release

Mayor Barrett to Host Tournavation Pitch for Bloomberg’s Mayors Challenge Tonight at City Hall

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has entered Milwaukee into The Mayors Challenge---a competition organized by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s philanthropic foundation that challenges cities across America to find innovative solutions to problems, improve urban life and make city government work better.

Mayor Barrett Encourages City Employees To Say “Not Me” To Diabetes
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Encourages City Employees To Say “Not Me” To Diabetes

The City of Milwaukee is among the first public sector employers in the state to offer employees the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, a 12-month lifestyle behavior intervention designed especially for people with prediabetes, the clinical precursor for type 2 diabetes. To screen its employees at the highest risk for diabetes, the City will host UnitedHealthcare’s 18-wheel mobile testing clinic at City Hall.